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ERIC Number: ED093897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-1
Pages: 7
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Rope Jumping: A Preliminary Developmental Study.
Wickstrom, Ralph L.
The basic movement pattern used in skilled individual rope jumping performance was determined and used as a model against which to evaluate the rope jumping form used by children at various levels of skills development. The techniques of adults and nursery school children were filmed and analyzed. The specific causes of unsuccessful attempts were identified tentatively and categorically. Performances which met an arbitrary minimal standard of success (two consecutive, continuous successful jumps) were analyzed to determine the general sequence of rope jumping movements and the changes in timing of arm-leg coordination as speed increased. From various levels of skill demonstrated by the children, it was possible to sort out changes in leg action, arm and hand movements, and arm-leg coordination that seemed to represent developmental changes in rope jumping form. Despite the variety of style in leg movements and other aspects of form in the initial stages of skill development, the developmental movement patterns in rope jumping changed progressively to a narrowly singular one used in speed jumping. (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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